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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 24th March 2010.

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Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party 11:30 am, 24th March 2010

Yes, and I have done so, and I have done so consistently. The hon. Gentleman- [Interruption.] If the Conservatives want to turn an industrial dispute into a political provocation, they are going the right way about it. Any party that wishes to hold government in this country should want to see an industrial relations dispute stopped and arbitration and negotiations take place-it should want to bring this to a conclusion. After all, that is the view of its trade union envoy, who said that it was the business of the Conservatives to help people get back into work.

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